What's New

New website COMING SOON!

More information coming soon

What's New lists City of Monterey or City of Monterey-sponsored events, office updates regarding city programs and services, news releases and city meetings. Other events around the community can be found at the Monterey County Convention and Visitor's Bureau, www.seemonterey.com.

I-SEARCH MontereyThe City Meetings Calendar lists meetings for City Council and Planning Commission. They can also be found on the Meetings tab at isearchmonterey.org. Dates are posted 3 days prior to the upcoming meeting.

For the very latest, Twitterfollow us on Twitter


News Search

15 April 2021
Laguna Grande Regional Joint Powers Agency Special Meeting, April 21, 2021

Laguna Grande Regional Joint Powers Agency Special Meeting, April 21, 2021

A Laguna Grande Regional Joint Powers Agency (JPA) Special Meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. The JPA is made up of Board Members: City of Seaside Mayor Pro Tem Dave Pacheco, Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District Board Member Kevin Raskoff, and City of Monterey Mayor Clyde Roberson.

On the April 21st agenda is a proposal to hire consultant, Bellinger Foster Steinmetz, to create a trail maintenance strategy and conduct an environmental review. The Request for Proposal describes the scope of work to include a comprehensive trail maintenance plan that incorporates public and stakeholder input. The strategy aims to: 1) improve the existing park conditions and (Americans with Disabilities Act) ADA accessibility; 2) establish regular maintenance of shrubs and trees; 3) curtail invasive plant species; 4) assess habitat restoration opportunities; and 5) amplify trail access through upkeep, signage, and identifying major access points, all in order to encourage public safety and additional passive as well as active uses of the Park through a planned maintenance program.  NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

/Portals/0/Maps/LGrande-Jurisdiction-Map.png

11 February 2021
02/11/2021: OVER $800,000 OF PANDEMIC-RELATED  RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDS DEPLETED City is applying to receive federal funds through stimulus allocation made to the County of Monterey

02/11/2021: OVER $800,000 OF PANDEMIC-RELATED  RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FUNDS DEPLETED City is applying to receive federal funds through stimulus allocation made to the County of Monterey

The City of Monterey has announced that its Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) has expended all of the City’s available rental assistance funding. In total, the City’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program has issued 405 checks totalling $962,287.32 to help 162 households since it’s start in August 2020. The program is designed to reduce homelessness and displacement of existing Monterey residents and workers who are or were employed by a Monterey business and are experiencing a decrease in household income due to the COVID-19 pandemic and cannot pay their rent. Monterey County has received $26.7 million in federal funding for rental assistance through the latest stimulus act. The County tasked United Way Monterey County to develop a mechanism for distribution of these funds. The City hopes that the County will allocate some of the funding to the City’s successful rental assistance program. FULL NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

22 December 2020
12/22/2020: Gas Powered Leaf Blowers Prohibited on Residential Lots: Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1, 2021 - Electric and Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers Allowed 8 AM to 5 PM

12/22/2020: Gas Powered Leaf Blowers Prohibited on Residential Lots: Ordinance Goes Into Effect January 1, 2021 - Electric and Battery-Powered Leaf Blowers Allowed 8 AM to 5 PM

New Monterey City Code Ordinance 22-18.1 takes effect January 1, 2021 that prohibits gas-powered leaf blowers on residential lots. Electric and battery-powered leaf blowers are still permitted between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. The Monterey City Council approved the recommendation by the Community Development Department staff after much community discussion around noise disruption and air pollution emitted from gas blowers in neighborhoods. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF (IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH)

https://www.monterey.org/portals/0/Policies-Procedures/CommunityDev/Leaf-Blower-Notice-Effective-Jan1-2021.png

30 June 2020
06/30/2020: City Offers No-Charge Permits for Local Businesses to Expand Services Outside to Encourage Patronage - Added Precautions to Meet COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules

06/30/2020: City Offers No-Charge Permits for Local Businesses to Expand Services Outside to Encourage Patronage - Added Precautions to Meet COVID-19 Social Distancing Rules

In another effort to help local businesses severely impacted by the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Monterey is proactively offering retail and restaurant businesses an opportunity to expand outdoors. Businesses can apply for a temporary encroachment permit that would allow them to move their products and services onto the sidewalk in front of their business location, without impacting streets or parking stalls. The application along with a "to scale" drawing of the table/chairs layout is required to ensure Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

28 February 2020
02/28/2020: City Unveils Virtual Bike Rack Locator Map

02/28/2020: City Unveils Virtual Bike Rack Locator Map

In pursuit of continuing to improve alternative transportation infrastructure throughout Monterey, the City of Monterey boasts a number of bicycle rack locations to encourage use of bicycles as a prime means of commuting. Newly created maps show the locations of these bicycle racks to conveniently park and secure bikes. The maps are both printable at www.monterey.org/bicycles and on a Google-type interactive map layer within the Property Review map linked from the City’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) web page at www.monterey.org/gis. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

29 January 2020
01/29/2020: City of Monterey First Time Home Buyer Program - Applications for Waitlist Available

01/29/2020: City of Monterey First Time Home Buyer Program - Applications for Waitlist Available

The City of Monterey is pleased to provide an update on the City’s Affordable First-Time Home Buyer Program. The program is designed to provide low income and workforce housing to individuals and families who otherwise would not be able to afford to purchase a home in Monterey. NEWS RELEASE IN PDF

Home Ownership Program Web Page - https://www.monterey.org/Services/Community-Development/Housing/Home-Ownership-Programs

Categories